Joyful Words Blog
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
Thanks be to God for is indescribable gifts. 2 Corinthians 9:15
What has God done in your life that you find indescribable? I’m thankful for lots of things; some regular stuff like food and shelter but then there are the indescribable things! As we begin this crazy fun week leading up to Thanksgiving I thought I’d share a few of the gifts from God the middle lovelies find indescribable.
1)Don’t be jealous! Jealousy is the opposite of gratitude so when you find yourself feeling jealous, stop immediately and list 5 things you’re thankful for.
2)Be generous! God can’t be outdone in generosity so the more you give the more you will be blessed. I told the story of the day Ghandi was getting on a train and one of his shoes fell down between the platform and the tracks. There was no way to reach the shoe so he quickly threw the other shoe down onto the tracks too. Puzzled, his companions looked at him and asked why? He said one shoe would be of no value so he might as well leave the pair.
3)Be the creator of thankfulness. Why not be the one who does great things today and gives others something to be thankful for.
4) Be thankful in the middle of the yucky, hard and ugly stuff. Thank him for being tired because it means you’ve had the ability to work hard. Thank him for the mistakes because they teach us lessons. Thank him for the weakness because thats when he can show his strength. Thank him for not getting what you want because that gives us the chance to look forward to something. Thank him for the suffering because thats how we learn to depend on him. Thank him for the worry because thats how we learn to trust. Thank him for spoiled plans because thats how we learn who is really in charge.
I would like to wish you and all those you love a very happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be back next Monday with more joyful words!
A Seed To Plant: Spend some time this week puddling around these words…If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you” that would suffice. Mister Eckhart
Blessings on your day!
Sheri's writing can also be found at Faith Catholic Publications and on CatholicMom.com